Porsche is all set to launch an oil-burning Panamera this August, after the success of its Cayenne model. Coming up with 247 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, Panamera can hit up to 62 miles per hour in just 6.8 seconds.
The Panamera Diesel offers a driving range of more than 745 miles on one 80-litre tank, which emits 172 g of CO2 per kilometer and delivers a combined fuel economy of 43.5mpg. An auto start/stop function is also incorporated. What attributes to the green element is the fact the CO2 emissions could be further lowered down to 167 g/km with low-rolling resistance tires.
The fuel efficiency, projected at 6.5 liter per 100 km could also be enhanced to 6.3 liter (37.3mpg) by using such tires. Panamera comes up with a 3.0 liter V6 engine and an eight-speed automatic gear system.
Performance, generous torque and low consumption accompanied with smooth running, reliability and low emission rate, Panamera is expected to bring a new ‘Porsche wave’ in the markets.
The price starts at €80,183 ($119,000 U.S). Prepared to take this beauty for a spin? Don’t get excited as yet. For, it is not likely to be launched in the US soon.